2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game
|2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game|
|Date||December 3, 2011|
|Stadium||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|National anthem||Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band and University of Wisconsin Marching Band|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers:||Gus Johnson (Play-by-play)
|Big Ten Football Championship Game
|2011 Big Ten football standings|
|#11 Michigan State xy||7||–||1||11||–||3|
|#12 Michigan ‡||6||–||2||11||–||2|
|#10 Wisconsin xy†||6||–||2||11||–||3|
|Penn State x||6||–||2||9||–||4|
|Championship: Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 39|
|† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
The 2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game was a college football game. It was played on December 3, 2011, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, to determine the 2011 champion of the Big Ten Conference. The Wisconsin Badgers of the Leaders Division beat the Michigan State Spartans of the Legends Division by a score of 42–39. By winning the game, Wisconsin earned a berth in the 2012 Rose Bowl.
||This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (December 2011)|
- WISC – Jeff Duckworth 3-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Philip Welch kick)
- MICH-ST – Edwin Baker 8-yard run (Dan Conroy kick)
- WISC – Montee Ball 6-yard run (Welch kick)
- WISC - Ball 6-yard run (Welch kick)
- MICH-ST – B. Cunningham 30-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Conroy kick)
- MICH-ST – Cunningham 7-yard pass from Cousins (Brad Sonntag rush)
- MICH-ST – Le'Veon Bell 6-yard run (Conroy kick)
- WISC – Jared Abbrederis 42-yard pass from Wilson (Welch kick)
- MICH-ST – Cunningham 44-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick)
- WISC – Ball 5-yard pass from Wilson (Wilson pass failed)
- MICH-ST – Conroy 25-yard field goal
- WISC – Ball 7-yard run (Jacob Pedersen pass from Wilson)
Kickoff time: 8:19 p.m. • End of Game: 11:52 p.m. • Total elapsed time: 3 hours 33 minutes
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